The police, following the Home Ministry’s order, has started to arrest and summon people who wear yellow or anything related to the alleged `illegal’ assembly by Bersih. However just look at their enforcement to see if they are fair:
* Lokman Adam and 20 UMNO Youth who wear red t-shirt to lodge police report near PKR HQ at Merchant Square was not stopped by police nearby, even though the UMNO Youth rally also planned a similar `illegal’ assembly on July 9th. Is the `illegal’ assembly by UMNO Youth enjoying immunity from police action?
*MBPJ councilors who wear yellow/Bersih paraphernalia at their full board meeting has just been swiftly summoned by police to give statement;
*PR Parliamentarians wear yellow & Bersih paraphernalia to Parliament today but the Speaker said that this does not violate the Parliament’s code on attire. So: why something allowed by the Parliament is banned outside? Most likely the police is enforcing something wrong and abusing its power. The police may be happy to leave any damages from law suit against these wrongful arrests to the government since it is merely taking order from the Minister.
*forums on free and fair elections in Melaka, Penang and probably elsewhere have been stopped by police pressuring the venue host. In what way can forum on free and fair elections be banned since they need not be related to Bersih rally? can suspicion be enough to stop a public assembly-even organised by the State Government?